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Barbara J. Brewster; Tess Miller – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2024
Providing training for women intending to re-enter or increase their employment options in the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields must address women's mathematics anxiety. Addressing women's anxiety is essential given that mathematics is often viewed as the foundation upon which the other STEM careers are built. This…
Descriptors: Females, Mathematics Anxiety, STEM Education, STEM Careers
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Marcia Håkansson Lindqvist; Peter Mozelius; Jimmy Jaldemark; Martha Cleveland Innes – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2024
In the ongoing shift to a knowledge society, the idea of a technology-enabled lifelong learning has frequently been discussed. The shift also requires a transformation of higher education with new forms for teaching and learning deployment. This ongoing transformation was formulated in a research question that has guided this study: 1) Which key…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Educational Change, Lifelong Learning, Technology Uses in Education
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Matthew Myers Griffith; Barbara Pamphilon – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2024
This article explores the first field epidemiology training programme (FETP) through a case study to understand its approach to learning and education. Field epidemiologists deploy to outbreaks to investigate, control, and prevent future epidemics and pandemics. Since the 1950s, they have learned their trade through FETP. FETP arose at a…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Learning, Public Health, Epidemiology
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Rick Hayman; Karl Wharton; Laura Bell; Livia Bird – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2024
Previous research has revealed how mature students are more likely to drop out of university education, achieve poorer degree outcomes and have greater family, financial, caring and work commitments to contend with than their younger peers. In response to calls for further empirical work on mature students' university experiences and informed…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Undergraduate Students, Adult Students, Nontraditional Students
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Scott McLean; Laura Montes de Oca Barrera – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2024
This article explores informal adult education for change in Mexico through the conceptual lens of social movement learning and public pedagogy. It adopts a multiple case design featuring two advocacy networks, two civil society organisations, and two self-help authors. It analyses how they position themselves as change agents addressing issues of…
Descriptors: Informal Education, Adult Education, Social Change, Advocacy
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Cuming, Tana; Verdon, Sarah; Hoffman, Laura; Hopf, Suzanne C.; Brown, Lisa – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2023
In order to realise career and personal goals, as well as financial autonomy and security, many women are pursuing higher education alongside the role of motherhood. Student-mothers face many challenges when engaging in higher education, and many fail to complete their studies. This phenomenological study applies a feminist lens to the choices,…
Descriptors: Blended Learning, Online Courses, Higher Education, Mothers
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Monteiro, Angélica; Machado, Ana; Leite, Carlinda; Barros, Rita – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2023
Adult education and training policies have supported inclusive practices for universal access to opportunities for the development of important lifelong learning (LL) skills. The implementation of these policies is especially relevant for socially vulnerable groups, including individuals who are incarcerated. Taking this situation as a reference,…
Descriptors: Females, Self Concept, Online Courses, Lifelong Learning
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Barefield, Trisha – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2023
This paper synthesises theory and practice literature to define a new type of learning space: emergence studios. Emergence studios incorporate iterative, collaborative, and creative elements into graduate education in the social sciences. While some disciplines have a long history of studio spaces and others have begun to implement applied spaces…
Descriptors: Social Sciences, Cooperation, Theory Practice Relationship, Graduate Students
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Haralampiev, Kaloyan; Ilieva-Trichkova, Petya; Boyadjieva, Pepka – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2023
This article argues for the need to regard social origin as a complex phenomenon in order to better understand the determinants of individuals' participation in adult learning. It: (1) discusses the conceptualisation of social origin; (2) analyses how two of its components -- parental (both father's and mother's) class and education -- are…
Descriptors: Adult Learning, Adult Students, Student Participation, Parent Influence
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Geerts, Nelly; Schirmer, Werner; Vercruyssen, Anina; Glorieux, Ignace – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2023
Existing research on digital inclusion has shown that older adults (65+) are, in general, less digitally skilled than other age groups. While older adults can gain digital skills through 'cold' (formal) training by ICT instructors or through 'warm' (informal) support from family and friends, studies have suggested that formal training is more…
Descriptors: Older Adults, Technological Literacy, Teacher Role, Computer Science Education
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Baumeler, Carmen; Engelage, Sonja; Hämmerli, Christine; Salzmann, Patrizia – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2023
Recognition of prior learning (RPL) is often said to facilitate lifelong learning and occurs when already-acquired learning outcomes are officially valued. The education system is a central arena of RPL, allowing facilitated access to or shortening of study programmes. This study explores RPL practices in Switzerland. We ask the following research…
Descriptors: Recognition (Achievement), Prior Learning, Foreign Countries, Higher Education
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Hainzer, Kirt; Gard, Chris; O'Mullan, Catherine; Brown, Philip Hugh – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2023
Agricultural extension plays a vital role in closing the capacity gaps of smallholder farmers throughout low- and middle-income countries, and there is an increasing interest to improve extension outcomes due to its central role in improving livelihood outcomes. Central to this interest is widening the scope of extension content to cover essential…
Descriptors: Financial Literacy, Foreign Countries, Extension Education, Agricultural Education
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Abdon, Ephrem; William, Francis; Tandika, Pambas – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2023
Access and use of mobile phones by communities in rural areas is a topical issue in different countries. However, there has been limited empirical literature to account for mobile phone use in rural areas for development and lifelong learning. This study employed the data which were collected from 66 phone users in rural areas to report on their…
Descriptors: Technological Literacy, Community Development, Use Studies, Handheld Devices
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Zolkwer, Morgan B.; Hidalgo, Rafael; Singer, Bryan F. – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2023
There is Individual variation in how people interact with videos presented in online distance education. Educational videos can be embedded with interactive content to increase engagement and make cognition more efficient. Accordingly, we predicted that embedding questions during videos (rather than after) would enhance the performance of…
Descriptors: Film Production, Instructional Films, Video Technology, Questioning Techniques
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Mayombe, Celestin – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2023
The purpose of this article was to examine social marketing strategies Adult Education and Training (AET) centres in South Africa use during entrepreneurship training programmes. The sample was drawn from AET centres of the KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) province. The study used the qualitative approach (semi-structured interviews) to collect data from adult…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Adults, Unemployment, Entrepreneurship
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